Whether you're looking to replace your existing roof or are installing one on a new build, it's important to know all your options when it comes to roofing materials. Modern roofing technologies have expanded the list of options available to homes and businesses, and the experts at More Core Construction can help you choose the best material for your needs.
When deciding what roofing material to choose, there are several key factors to consider. The style and complexitiy of the roof, the climate, the budget, and the neighborhood are among the many criteria that should be evaluated.
At More Core Construction, we have the experience to help you find the right roof for your New Jersey home or business. Call us today to get a free estimate on all our roofing services, including roof replacement!
Asphalt shingles are the most common residential roofing material.
Though traditional names are still used interchangeable, today's roofing shingles are technically known as asphalt fiberglass shingles. These shingles have a fiberglass mat embedded in them to improve strength and tear resistance.
Asphalt shingles are the most popular type of roofing material for homes because they're affordable, easy to install, durable, and available in a wide variety of colors. Premium grades of "laminated" asphalt fiberglass shingles are typically warrantied for 50 years.
Tile roofs are most common with Spanish style architecture, but they can be used for a variety of purposes.
Clay and concrete tile roofing are generally paired together because of the similarities in installation. These tiles are designed to either overlap or interlock with other tiles to form the finished roof.
Clay and concrete tiles do have some limitations when it comes to climate, and they are not a great fit for areas with frequent, heavy rains or consistently cold temperatures.
Composite shingles carry some of the industry’s longest warranties.
Composite roofing is a phrase that applies to several different types of roofing, as it simply means that several different materials were used in the manufacturing process. This is common with asphalt shingles in particular, as the quality of modern shingles has improved with composite techniques.
Another common composite roof is a simulated roofing slate that is made from resins and from rubber compounds extracted from reclaimed tires. This material recreates the appearance of a slate roof with excellent longevity and a lower installed price.
There are a wide variety of metal roofing styles available for residential and commercial purposes.
Metal roofing is a broad category that includes both factory-formed and finished roofing panels as well as roofing panels that are cut and formed at the building site. Metal roofing has a long history of use on houses, farm structures, and commercial buildings.
The main limitation of metal roofing is that it can't be used on complex or curved roofs. However, metal roofs can usually installed directly over a worn-out older roof without tearing off the old roofing material, saving time and money.
Slate is king of roofing materials but finding someone who can install or repair it may be a challenge.
Slate roofing is expensive to manufacture and tricky to install, which is why this "stone" roof is among the most expensive roofing materials available. However, slate is an extremely high quality material that can last for 75 years or more when properly installed and maintained.
Most roofing slate used in the U.S. comes from slate deposits in Vermont and Pennsylvania. Although it can be a big investment, a slate roof will give your home a unique, beautiful, and long lasting addition.
Owens Corning has been the leading manufacturer of fiberglass products since 1938. Owens Corning is an industry leader for residential and commercial building products, including insulation and shingles, as well as producer of glass-fiber reinforcement products and engineered materials for composite systems.
Ludowici was established in Rome, Itlay in 1888 after becoming famous for producing an innovative & crafty clay roof tile. After migrating to the United States, the Ludowici family business has now grown into a world leader of clay roof tile, terra cotta wall tiles, quarry tiles and decorative terra cotta finials.
The Spanish Tile Line contains some of Ludowici's most popular roofing products. Also known as clay roofing, this product has the ability to enhance the design and protection of any home.
Camara Slate is a national leader in manufacturing & fabricating natural slate into roofing & flooring products. Camara Slate ensures durability by producing slate that is ASTM Grade S-1 quality, which requires very minimal maintenance. They offer these products in an assortment of colors and textures.
The ability to withstand high winds (certified up to 110 mph or higher) and a composition that resists heat, cold and moisture, certified vinyl siding retains its great looks over time. Vinyl siding never needs paint. Ever. The only maintenance it will need is a simple wash with a soft cloth and garden hose to keep it looking great.
CertainTeed Vinyl Siding offers the best vinyl siding features and color options, along with exceptional durability and lasting beauty.
What's the best way to prove a product will perform as promised?
Independent testing. This is why the Vinyl Siding Institute (VSI) established the VSI Product Certification Program. Administered by Architectural Testing, Inc. of York, PA, the program allows manufacturers to certify with independent, third-party verification that their products meet or exceed the testing requirements specified in the industry standard for quality.
How many products have passed this Certification Program?
There are nearly 825 products and nearly 325 colors on VSI's Official List of Certified Products and Colors. In 2012, approximately 18 million squares of vinyl siding were manufactured in the United States. (A square equals 100 square feet of siding, or enough to cover a 10-foot x 10-foot area.) Another key test of quality is how long manufacturers are willing to warrant their products. Warranties offered by vinyl manufacturers typically last a lifetime and can be transferred to the next owner.
Established in 1966, Englert is an industry leader in manufacturing commercial and residential metal roofing and gutter systems. Their mission is to constantly use their innovation to improve services and the quality of their products.
Founded in 1963, Aluminum Trim And Shapes (ATAS) has grown into a national leader in the manufacturing of residential & commercial metal roofing, wall & ceiling panels, and trim products.
At More Core Construction, we recognize that having a roofing contractor you can trust is just as important as finding the right roofing material. No matter what roofing service you need, we have a quality solution and the expertise to help you make the right decision.
We provide our roofing services throughout Northeast New Jersey, including Brick, Toms River, Freehold, Asbury Park, Jackson, East Brunswick, North Brunswick, Old Bridge, Neptune, Howell and the nearby areas. We offer free estimates on all our work, so call us today to get started!
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